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March 29, 2012 1:37:40 PM

Ive been considering purchasing a 7870 card or 2... there are many different variations from diff companies... here are the cards .. tell me what yall think...

xfx oc - http://xfxforce.com/en-us/Products/Graphics-Cards/AMD/A...
msi - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
saphire - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
gigabyte - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Asus - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

xfx being the most expensive....

alot specs are really close.. :heink: 
i think sum can be manually tweaked to meet the xfx claimed performance .. so probably cud scratch that and oc myself donno...



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a c 126 U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 1:47:06 PM

I'd personally opt for the Gigabyte Windforce, it has the fastest Core clock speed (although you could overclock yourself of course) and has an excellent cooler.

Having said that I don't think you could go far wrong with the sapphire or MSI variants either.
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a b U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 2:13:59 PM

^actually I took it back,OP's link was that of a 7770 :p 
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a c 126 U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 2:16:04 PM

Anik8 said:
^actually I took it back,OP's link was that of a 7770 :p 

Yeah I was really confused then ! :lol: 
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a b U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 2:18:03 PM

Sapphire dual fan version is pretty much the most quiet of the bunch, has very good overclocking headroom and is the cheapest. That's the 7870 I'd get ;) 
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March 29, 2012 2:57:12 PM

thanks for the advice.. i cud give 2 shits bout noise lol i want the most bad ass best performing bang for the buck
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a c 126 U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 3:03:14 PM

Argh! facepalm.
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a b U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 3:23:30 PM

I opted for the Asus DCUII, only because my previous card was a Asus which I had no problems with so decided to stick with them.

As far as overclocking and temps, it came with 1010/1210 clocks I bumped them up to 1100/1250 idle temps are 27-29c and under load 50-55c. Tried giving it more of a overclock 1150/1275 but BF3 didnt like it game would freeze and the card would turn off and back on, although I did try 1175/1275 clocks with the Heaven Benchmarks with no problems so I don't think its a power issue since I have a decent PSU ( PC Power & cooling 750watt)
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